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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 9, 2010 1:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - 1978 Red Rocks

I was under the impression that Dark Star went A A G D with the D being more like a hint on the way back to the A, the sounding key. As the GD often do, the major/minor tonality of the song is played with to give added tension/release. This minor tonality plays right into the Wharf Rat similarity.